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  • U.S. trade panel to probe devices of eight smartphone vendors

    An illustration picture shows a network cable next to a pack of smartphones in BerlinHONG KONG (Reuters) - The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) is launching an investigation into the mobile devices of eight smartphone vendors over an alleged patent violation, the trade panel said on its website. Singapore-based Creative Technology Ltd and U.S.-based Creative Labs Inc filed a complaint of patent infringement by several handset makers, the ITC said in a statement. The accused vendors are ZTE Corp , Sony Corp , Samsung Electronics Co , LG Electronics Inc , Lenovo Group Ltd , Motorola Mobility, HTC Corp and Blackberry Ltd . ...


  • Facebook loses first round in suit over storing biometric data

    A picture illustration shows a Facebook logo reflected in a person's eye, in Zenica(Reuters) - Facebook Inc lost the first round in a court fight against some of its users who sued the social networking company, alleging it "unlawfully" collected and stored users' biometric data derived from their faces in photographs. Facebook filed the motion arguing that the users could not file a complaint under Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) as they had agreed in their user agreement that California law would govern their disputes with the company, and that BIPA does not apply to "tag suggestions." The court found that Illinois law applies and that the plaintiffs have stated a claim under BIPA. The complainants had alleged that Facebook's face recognition feature that suggests "tags" on photos unlawfully collected and stored biometric data, in violation of the Illinois BIPA.



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    Financial Markets For The Rest Of Us
    An Easy Guide To Money, Bonds, Futures, Stocks, Options, And Mutual Funds

    ISBN: 0595202756 / Publisher: iUniverse / Date: Nov 2001 / Page Count: 418

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